Roger Paul Kalkis passed away on August 6, 2022. Cherished husband of the late Caroline (nee Lenz) Kalkis. Devoted father of Randall (Annie) Kalkis, Kathryn (James) Zboncak and the late Theran (Jodi) Kalkis. Proud grandfather of Scott (Ashley) Kalkis, Xiling Kalkis, Jennifer Kalkis, Rafe (Alexandria) Kalkis, Kristi (Joshua) Helgeson, Zachary (Courtney) Zboncak and Kelsey (Aaron) Means. Fond great grandpa of Cierra, McKenzie, Abby, Tessany, Judah, Levi, Paxton and future Baby Helgeson. Loving brother of the late Don and Ken Kalkis. Beloved son of the late Paul and the late Nitella (nee Myers) Kalkis.
Roger had a beautiful life full of family, friends, adventure and serving. A rewarding 32 year career at IBM set the stage for a blessed retirement. He touched many people both local and around the world. His servant heart included his home church of almost 50 years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle. Chinese conversation ministry and Gideons International. He and his wife Caroline enjoyed travel camping throughout the United States. For over 40 years, a yearly camping adventure to Interlochen, Michigan with family and friends was a treasured highlight. Roger leaves a legacy of strong faith, kindness and joy!
Visitation will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9am until time of Service 11am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made by clicking Interlochen Center for the Arts, 4000 J. Maddy Pkwy, Interlochen, MI 49643 or Trinity Lutheran Church would be appreciated.Print Obituary & Condolences